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The Joint Commission and Texting: Can we?

The Joint Commission and Texting: Can we?

There has been a lot of confusion over The Joint Commission’s (TJC) stance on text messaging–specifically text orders. In 2011, The Joint Commission published that it is not acceptable for physicians to text orders for patient care. In May 2016, TJC made reference that technology has improved secure text messaging platforms. However, it did not clearly […]

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Why Dose Management?

Is your patient radiation dose management in place? If it isn’t, you could be setting yourself up for a serious game of catch-up. The Joint Commission’s (TJC) decision in 2014 to regulate radiation dose management  is now a national discussion. Radiation exposure to the average American has increased by three times what it was in […]

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